sifter

[ sif-ter ]
/ ˈsɪf tər /

noun

a person or thing that sifts.
a kitchen implement for sifting: a flour sifter.

Nearby words

  1. sieyès, emmanuel joseph,
  2. sif,
  3. sifaka,
  4. sifnos,
  5. sift,
  6. siftings,
  7. sig,
  8. sig.,
  9. siganid,
  10. sigatoka

Origin of sifter

First recorded in 1570–80; sift + -er1

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Word Origin and History for sifter

sifter

n.

1570s, agent noun from sift (v.).

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